National Healthcare Agreement: P09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Output measure
Short name:Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2010
METeOR identifier:394250
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:

Proportion of children fully vaccinated and proportion of older adults vaccinated against specific infections.

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: P09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule (Australian Childhood Immunisation Register), 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Children: Persons aged 5 years
Adults: Indigenous Australians aged 50 years or over; non-Indigenous Australians aged 65 years or over
Computation description:Reported by each disease vaccinated against.

Fully vaccinated 5 year old children: Children aged 60–63 months vaccinated against Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, Polio, Pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal C, and varicella.

For Indigenous children, 'fully vaccinated' is defined as all vaccinated against all the conditions listed above, plus Hepatitis A.
Computation:100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for children, Indigenous Australians aged 50 years or over, and non-Indigenous Australians aged 65 years or over.
Numerator:Children: Number of children aged 5 years who have been fully vaccinated according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule
Adults: Number of Indigenous Australians aged 50 years or over, and non-Indigenous Australians aged 65 years or over, who have been vaccinated for influenza and pneumococcal disease
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of children aged 5 years who have been fully vaccinated according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Guide for use
Data source type: Register
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of Indigenous Australians aged 50 years or over, and non-Indigenous Australians aged 65 years or over, who have been vaccinated for influenza and pneumococcal disease
Data Source
Adult Vaccination Survey 2006
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of Indigenous Australians aged 50 years or over, and non-Indigenous Australians aged 65 years or over, who have been vaccinated for influenza and pneumococcal disease
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Denominator:Children: Number of children aged 60-63 months on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
Adults: Population of Indigenous Australians aged 50 years or over, and non-Indigenous Australians aged 65 years or over
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Guide for use
Data source type: Register
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
Adult Vaccination Survey 2006
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Guide for use
Data source type: Register
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—Indigenous status
Data Source
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Guide for use
Data source type: Register
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
Adult Vaccination Survey 2006
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
ABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Comments:Specified disaggregation: State/territory: by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence

Available disaggregation: State/territory: by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence

Data for 2008-09 availability: For children, vaccination status as at June 2009 available September 2009.

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report:

Children: vaccination status as at June 2009

Adults: 2006

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Accessibility

Health behaviours

Effectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAustralian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)
Frequency
Quarterly (register 'snapshot')
Data custodian
Department of Health and Ageing

Data SourceAdult Vaccination Survey 2006
Frequency
Irregular
Data custodian
Department of Health and Ageing

Data SourceABS 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Frequency
Every 6 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:National Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of Health and Ageing
Benchmark:NPA on Essential Vaccines:

• Maintain and/or improve immunisation rates of 90% for children aged five years under the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

• Percentage of Indigenous children immunised compared to non-Indigenous children under the National Immunisation Program Schedule compared to previous year.

• Maintain or increase percentage of Australians aged 65 years and over who receive current year vaccine for influenza and initial/booster vaccine against pneumococcal disease compared to previous year.

• Progress towards increased coverage of eligible Indigenous Australians immunised against influenza and invasive pneumococcal diseases under the National Influenza and Pneumococcal Indigenous Initiative.
Further data development / collection required:Specification: Long-term
The quality of Indigenous identification in the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register needs to be assessed.
Other issues caveats:Disaggregation by Indigenous status, remoteness and SEIFA within individual states/territories is subject to data quality considerations.

The data quality statement should note that the sources for adult vaccinations may warrant further development to provide better estimates.

Possible gaps in coverage due to unknown vaccination status of children less than 5 years migrating to Australia. It is possible this could be accounted for using Medicare data.

Can be modified to add vaccines targeted at teenagers/young adults, e.g. HPV (cervical cancer), Hepatitis B.

Current reporting from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register of children who are 'fully vaccinated' is based on a subset of seven of the conditions specified for this indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule (Adult Vaccination Survey), 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey), 2010 QS Health, Retired 12/03/2015

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P13-Proportion of children with 4th year developmental health check, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P22-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011